Compressor plugins report gain reduction to DAW?

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KVRer
23 posts since 11 Dec, 2015

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:10 am

Would it be possible for the compressor plugins (Kotelnikov and Molot) to report gain reduction to the DAW?

In Reaper at least ReaComp can do it and Sound Radix's Powair reports it too. In Reaper I'm using HeDa Track Inspector which shows the gain reduction for these plugins. Akin to the gain reduction meter in Logic Pro X.

Could be a GE feature?

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KVRAF
4184 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:26 am

there is no DAW-independent standard way to do this, so each plugin will have to implement it separately. there already are multiple ways of doing the same thing (REAPER has one, Studio One has one, IIRC UAD had one...), so it's a question of whether it's worth the investment.

for years i've dreamed of this functionality, because that's one thing i always missed from all of those "build your own custom channel strip" plugins - the ability to have robust metering reported from the plugins to the channel strip. there's still no good way to implement that.
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KVRian
1092 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:00 am

Would be nice to have this standardized (and made frequency dependent), but until then, it's not really worth it the effort.

BTW, PT also has one too (+ a gazillion additional features).
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KVRer

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23 posts since 11 Dec, 2015

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:34 pm

Alrighty. :) ...I'm sure you'll implement it when they (whoever they is) come up with a standard for this stuff. :hug:

KVRist
300 posts since 2 Nov, 2020

Post Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:05 pm

I like this idea too but I get it.

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